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I Starting Over After Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    Never Better

    Divorced for 3 years after being together for 17. His struggle with depression felt contagious, and now that I don't live with it, I have more fun, more friends and interests, do so many of the things I always wanted to. I'm sky diving in 2 days and can't wait! Doing the funnest...
    simplygirl simplygirl 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Glad I Got Divorced

    I was married for 9 years and then i found out my wife was cheatting on me with someone i worked with and that was the end off that it took me a 3 years to get fully over it but i did and now i have remarried and i am so happy and i have 3 boys as well i was very sad at one point...
    wellboy120 wellboy120 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Starting Over.......

    I am in the process of starting over. After 43 years of married life, I am now on my own.To be honest, if feels very similar to dealing with a loss of a spouse due to a death. This person you lived with for decades, is just not here, and will never be here again. It is sad, but...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 11 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    After 17 years of marriage,

    starting over and things are much different! Def experiencing some anxiety about the unknown but enjoying the art of online dating & social media! It's nice to have a forum to share & meet people w/ similar interests!
    FlKuntryBoy FlKuntryBoy 26-30, M Jul 23

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    Thinking Of Leaving

    I shared my story before, but instead of giving you the details, lets just say that i've been divorced for 8 months more or less ( separated for almost 2 years). I didnt want to divorce, and I still dont want to ve divorced. You know where this is going right? So, in the past...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Starting Over...When Is It Really Time?

     I've read so many touching stories here lately, divorced after 10 years, 20 years...40 years! The list goes on, many people to thank for some really good insight. I guess, the more time you've been married, the harder it is to deal with letting go, emotionally and even...
    albyd albyd 31-35, M 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    A New Beginning

    Back in 1985 I married the most wonderful woman. We had met through a councilling service and I was the councillor. Surprisingly we hit it off straight away and we both discussed our past and our insecurities so we both started the relationship on equal footing. I knew what she...
    tsv01 tsv01 46-50, M Apr 28, 2012

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    Not Sure I Know How To Do This.

    Well, the axe has fallen I have been served with divorce papers. I have spent the last year trying to save the relationship.  Since being served I have started to understand this is the end of the relationship as we know it.When we met I was an outgoing, social person.  I am...
    1980Monza 1980Monza 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Alone With No Where To Go And No One To Talk To...

    I have now been separated just over a year. Married out of High School at 19, for 15 years I was with my best friend and only friend. Since 2006 I have had medical problems which made things difficult, in 2012 emotional issues caused more problems leading to a self-imposed stay...
    ApparentlyDepressed ApparentlyDepressed 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Divorced And Not Happy

    Hi everyone I am a divorced father of two great kids after being married for 13 years i found my exwife started cheating on me bye the time I knew what hit me I lost everything my house my buisiness and all of my money, emotionly I had a hard time dealing with things I tried to...
    DAWNBRAN DAWNBRAN 36-40, M 11 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    Getting A Divorce And Starting Over

    I have been married for 30 years, I thought she was my soulmate, but apparently I was wrong. We were going through some financial problems and she started talking to a "friend" of ours and getting advice. This was 2 years ago and now she says she not "in love" with me any more...
    lonelyheart1961 lonelyheart1961 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Starting over ... Divorce almost final

    and I am wondering where to start. Any advice?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Going through a divorce.

    We separated for 4 months now. it's been hard for i have 3 young kids, 7, 4, 2 years old. I have moved back to my home country after finding out my wife cheating. Thinking, i was back home to regain myself and would go back to live near the kids in the US again but in a way i...
    flexoverdeal flexoverdeal 31-35, M Aug 16

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    leanncc11 leanncc11 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My Divorce Story

    I met my wife in 2004. She was the kind of person I thought I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. She was funny, pretty, and goal oriented. Our relationship took off rather quickly..perhaps a little to quickly. I had been nursing a broken heart for the better part of two...
    syderb79 syderb79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    The....EX

    This is NOT in reference to marriages involving physical violence, mental abuse. This is about just ordinary marriages that fell apart.People are not always compatible, and so the married couple drift apart.  And so, as I encounter other divorced people, it is shocking, and very...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses May 6, 2013

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    A New Life

    I am starting a wonderful new life after becoming divorced. I was in my marriage for twenty years. For over half that time I was quite miserable. I had gotten used to being told my wants and desires were foolish, that my job working with children was valueless, and that overall I...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    Not Easy

    It's not easy to start over and get on with my life when I think of all the hurtful things he said. I know they aren't true but the hurt remains. Plus it's been a year and he keeps telling me over and over.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

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    Moving On Is Not So Easy....

    I am recently divorced after a long marriage of 43 years...This is also the first time I have ever broken up with someone that i loved, and so i have not a clue how to deal with some of the emotional issues.,and so i was wondering what insight or information the people here could...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 3 Responses Jan 4, 2012

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    Getting to Know Me

    I am 37 years old. I was married for 10 years and with that same pertner for 17 years (half of my life at the time) ... We were better buddies than a happily married couple. I have been in a few relationships since the divorce ended but have not found that special Mrs. Right...
    DSMHawk DSMHawk 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    Its Sooo Unbelievably Devastating

    Im 49 yrs old...got divorced finalized 5 months ago; im getting there in starting over, but what i find so devastating aside form the actual leaving ( i left; my 2 teenage daughters chose to live w/their father in the house; i see them evry 2 wks) was that i have a brother and...
    Terri631 Terri631 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Has anyone ever spent thanksgiving alone completely alone all day . Just laying in bed . Scrolling through your phone seeing everyone happy eating love and I'm just here divorced...
    amandalovee24 amandalovee24 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    Leaving a marriage that has sucked the life out of me. Getting my own place, taking control of my own life. Meeting new people, planning an adventurous trip. Starting again is...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    Anong karapatan mong hingin ang bagay na ipinagdamot mo? I deserve an explanation. I deserve an acceptable reason. #StartingOverAgain
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 13

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    I cant start over. But I can destroy whats left.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 22-25 1 Response Nov 28

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well, had done that. I am the one unfortunate one under living GOD that, I will not get that chance again. My Spirit has been murder, I am burried 6' under Humiliation and Inslut...
    Cowsir66 Cowsir66 41-45, T 1 Response Nov 27

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    Once in a while someone amazing comes along Here I Am ;))
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 9

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    Few weeks ago, I met a guy who hates lies most. I loved him til the point I planned to escape and be with him. I realized I shouldn't do that, throw my life away for him. So I...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    As time goes by, we start to see more clearly, and are able to see that it wasn't all bad, and that perhaps just perhaps the break up was a gift....
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Dec 12

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    I've been working on new Music. My first single is set to release this January. I feel so blessed, and scared to share this with people
    TyMcBay TyMcBay 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In the last year and a half I lost my job, a 21 year marriage, my house and pretty much everything in it, was unemployed for the whole time, spent my life's savings and had open...
    joseekatt joseekatt 46-50, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    it has to stop. 14 years and the situation has not changed. but how do you do that when your life, business are intertwined?
    ScarletSilk ScarletSilk 36-40, F 18 hrs ago

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    I am officially starting my life over. ive simply took my daughters hand and walked away from all of the problems..hurts..judging..bulling...and put them behind us. it wasn't...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    this wasn't what I expected to happen, I loved my life and everyone in it. I'm gay, I've known who I am since 6th grade. im not ashamed of who I am, I love everything about be...
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12

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    I love getting on social media like this that's not crazy popular with my age group. I can post whatever and not be criticized for it really by people who actually know me? It's...
    15mathky 15mathky 16-17, F Dec 2

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    I am contemplating divorcing my husband. The problem is that this will be my third divorce and I am only 43. I made some bad decisions in my twenties based on growing up in an...
    strikes3 strikes3 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Bob Duggan is an devoted sportsman and has actually been all his life. He grew up in San Jose and went to St. Francis High School in Mountain View where he played basketball. He...
    Nathan3691sfs9 Nathan3691sfs9 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have been absorbing life. I ran out of my home a year ago last weekend. It was a very difficult time of my life. Now, I have to go through with the divorce. I sometimes feel...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 19 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm in the early stages of a Divorce. Some days I feel sad for filing for divorce and other days I feel like happy that I'm starting my life over again. I wish there was something...
    thelefthandedboy thelefthandedboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I am Sonalyso, 51. Three years ago, I took divorce from my husband as he had an extra – marital affair and clearly, he chose me over her. Right after the divorce, I began looking...
    sonalyso sonalyso 26-30, F Nov 26

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    I honestly overthink things way too much. Before doing anything I ask myself why and I know that isn't a bad things but then after that I ask myself why again. It ends up going...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    It is my viewpoint that Much less Is a lot more! Not just for delicate skin - for ALL skin. I know what elements are happening my skin, and this product or service continues to be...
    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    All the criminal trails are over. So the mud slinging and fear has reduced a little. The custody of the children will be finalised in January. We will have to go back a few times...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Our first child is nearly 7 months old now. We both work full time. She makes nearly 3x what I do. This is her second marriage. When I was in grad school I remodeled our house and...
    ethicalrelic ethicalrelic 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    After 18 years of marriage my wife filed divorce because she was in a relationship with a younger man. Took me about 2 years to get over it, but now I am fine and in a wonderful...
    mktonght mktonght 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    As much as I dislike writing about my own divorce, I must admit, and mostly out of the pain and suffer ring I've felt for so long, that divorce is very hard. I was divorced at only...
    makingitbetterrr makingitbetterrr 22-25, M Dec 5

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    I finally gave in. After 1-2 years empty divorce threats, I finally agreed. Over the past 2 years he did a great job of making me feel trapped. He worked, I stayed home with the...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 8 Responses 6 days ago